Are you a fan of cola but are looking for caffeine free options?
Look no further, let us show you what the best tasting caffeine free colas are. Spoiler alert, they aren't Coke or Pepsi!
When it comes to my carbonated beverages, I do not drink ones that have caffeine in them.
I think it started because of something a teacher said when I was in elementary school.
So because of this I don't drink too many colas. Most companies include caffeine in their colas. And while caffeine free versions of Coke and Pepsi are readily available, but I wanted to try something better. I believe I have found it.
After doing a hunt for the best, here what our family picked as the top 3 -
- Blue Sky,
- Swamp Pop.
Each family member liked a different one, for different reasons.
Some things to know about each one is that none of these are made with artificial sweeteners. Most of them are made with cane sugar.
🌌 Blue Sky Cola
Ingredients - Filtered Carbonated Water, Invert Cane Sugar, Caramel Color Tartaric Acid, Natural Cola Nut Flavor, and Citric Acid.
This brand has been around for quite a while. I remember trying it for the first time as a kid on vacation.
This one was my wife's favorite. She liked it because it wasn't as sweet as the others. And for it's smooth, clean cola taste.
You can find Blue Sky soda as a fountain beverage as some restaurants. I have seen it at Blaze Pizza before, but only not the Cola flavor, they still had Coke for that.
🐆 Sprecher Puma Cola
Ingredients - Carbonated Water, Glucose Syrup, Maltodextrin, Raw WI Honey, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Quillaia/Yucca Extract, Citric Acid, Soduim Benzoate (As A Preservative), Sodium Chloride, Natural Caramel Color.
My middle two children picked this one. Maybe it could have been from the fun Puma on the front of the bottle. I think they liked the sweetness and the flavor.
I have adored Sprecher for over a decade. Just love the flavors of their drinks and this cola certainly does not disappoint.
But you know what's even better?
🍒 Sprecher Cherry Cola
Ingredients - Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, WI Door County Cherry Juice, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, WI Raw Honey and Sodium Benzoate (Preservative).
What could be better than Puma Kola? Why Cherry Cola of course.
And this isn't your cough syrup flavored cherry cola. Sprecher uses actual Wisconsin Door County cherry juice. You can taste the difference.
Sorry, Coke you are beaten hands down in this battle for best cherry cola.
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⚜️ Swamp Pop Noble Cane Cola
Ingredients - Carbonated Water, Sugar, Caramel Color, Natural Flavors, Phosphoric Acid, Quillaja Extract.
Maybe I am biased here because they are calling it pop and I am from Michigan where we call everything carbonated pop. Or maybe it's because I recently spend 2 weeks down in the New Orleans area, not far from where this pop was made. This cola has become my all time favorite.
This was has a kick of sweet, spicy flavor to it, just as something from Louisiana should. The carbonated is spot on. It's a lovely drink!
🟢 Whole Foods Market
Ingredients - Water, cane sugar, caramel color (which comes from the cane sugar), tartaric acid, natural cola nut flavor, and citric acid.
If there is going to be an honorable mention this is it. You don't find many store brand caffeine free cola, I actually can't think of another one. Whole Foods Market carries a Caffeine Free Cola in their 365 line.
The ingredient list is a short one: It's really nice to see the words "natural cola nut flavor" appearing in this list. A lot of drinks just list artificial and/or natural flavors.
I would not consider it among the best, but I still thought it would be worth a mention here.
They use to carry it as just a caffeine free option but adding one that does have caffeine.
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